Chasmpions Trophy Row of BCCI vs ICC Turns Sour for Star TV, Ad Sponsors

Despite pressure from the Committee of Administrators (CoA) directive, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remained adaant saying it would send a legal notice to the International Cricket Council (ICC), keeping silent on picking up the team of 15 players to play for India as all other participants have already done.

“I would like to bring to your attention the fact that all that the notice seeks to do is to ask the ICC to remedy the breach that they have committed with regard to the Members Participation Agreement,” said Amitabh Choudhary, acting secretary of BCCI on Thursday (May 4).

“It is evident that the ICC-IBC has breached the clauses 6.4 (a), (c), (d) and (e) affecting the BCCI’s interests adversely,” said BCCI, which is seeking changes in ICC governance structure.

The BCCI said its Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 7 (Sunday) will take a final call on India’s participation in the Champions Trophy 2017 which commences on 1st June 2017. India is ranked number one in Tests, No.3 in the 50-over format and No.4 in the Twenty20 format. Though ICC had set April 25 as the last date to announce teams, India has not announced its 15-man squad for the tournament as yet.

Coming under pressure, the giant broadcaster Star India too has dashed off a formal letter to the ICC, expressing its “deep concern on the uncertainties” and how it has already impacted the commercial prospects of the Champions Trophy.

“If India were not to participate, the tournament would lose its meaning,” Star told ICC. However, not appearing jittery, Sanjay Gupta, the managing director at Star India, told media recently that they are confident BCCI and the ICC will resolve issues around the tournament.

India and Pakistan will clash after four years on Wednewsday, June 4, 2017 and it is the only match that gets one billion viewers to TV 

Even advertisers are concerned over the tussle between BCCI and ICC as it may turn out to be a fiasco without India participating in the upcoming major event in cricket history where India and Pakistan will clash after four years on Wednewsday, June 4, 2017. India vs Pakistan is the only match that garners the entire visitors of both the countries glued to TV on the day.

Here is full schedule of the ICC 2017 Champions Trophy to be held in UK from June 1 to June 18, 2017.

ICC CHAMPIONS  TROPHY: Full Schedule (June 2017)

Filter Matches
June 1, 2017
Thursday

ENGLAND V BANGLADESH
Match 1
15:00 IST, The Oval, London

Friday
June 2, 2017
AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND
Match 2
15:00 IST, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Saturday
June 3, 2017
SRI LANKA V SOUTH AFRICA
Match 3
15:00 IST, The Oval, London

Sunday
June 4, 2017
INDIA V PAKISTAN
Match 4
15:00 IST, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Monday
June 5, 2017
AUSTRALIA V BANGLADESH
Match 5
18:00 IST, The Oval, London

Tuesday
June 6, 2017
ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND
Match 6
15:00 IST, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Wednesday
June 7, 2017
PAKISTANVSOUTH AFRICA
Match 7
18:00 IST, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Thursday
June 8, 2017
INDIA V SRI LANKA
Match 8
15:00 IST, The Oval, London

Friday
June 9, 2017
NEW ZEALAND V BANGLADESH
Match 9
15:00 IST, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Saturday
June 10, 2017
ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA
Match 10
15:00 IST, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sunday
June 11, 2017
INDIA V SOUTH AFRICA
Match 11
15:00 IST, The Oval, London

Monday
June 12, 2017
SRI LANKA V PAKISTAN
Match 12
15:00 IST, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Wednesday
June 14, 2017
A1 V B2
Semi Final 1
15:00 IST, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Thursday
June 15, 2017
A2 V B1
Semi Final 2
15:00 IST, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sunday
June 18, 2017
FINALIST 1 V FINALIST 2
Final
15:00 IST, The Oval, London

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